Water Wells Remain at Risk in Ontario

By: Theresa McClenaghan, CELA Counsel and Executive Director and Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel The December 2019 annual report by the Auditor General of Ontario has focused public and political attention on the need for effective provincial action to reduce greenhouse…

Webinar – Overview of Septic System Reinspection Programs in Ontario

This webinar is an overview of a recently completed project by multiple stakeholders to explore successes, challenges & lessons learned from existing municipal septic re-inspection programs across Ontario, and a review of the legal context for managing rural wastewater. Panelists…

Why won’t Ontario Fix the Deficient Wells Regulation?

Most Ontarians obtain their drinking water from municipal systems that are closely regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (SDWA).  This law is used to establish stringent standards for the treatment, distribution and testing of municipal drinking water in…

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 903 (Water Wells)

Richard Lindgren has written to the Jeff Yurek, the Honorable Minister for the Environment, Conservation and Parks, regarding government proposals that affect water wells in Ontario. Download and read the letter here: CELA Ltr to Minister re Reg 903 changes…

CELA Submissions to the Ontario Government on Bill 132

Richard Lindgren, CELA Legal Counsel, provides analysis of Bill 132 and its various schedules. Download the document here: 1306-Bill 132 Submission from the Canadian Environmental Law Association